Senator Says Democrats Use Illegals To Give Their Voters ‘Disproportionately More Power’ Than GOP Voters
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) speaks on border security and Title 42 during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on May 11, 2023 in Washington, DC. With the expiration of Title 42, the COVID-era public health emergency that allows for the quick expulsion of migrants, the southern border is expected to see a surge in asylum seekers. Hoeven was joined by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Sen. Deb Fisher (R-NE).
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Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said on Monday that Democrats showed their true intentions late last week by voting against his amendment that would ban illegal aliens from being included in the U.S. Census for the purposes of being counted toward the apportionment of U.S. House seats and Electoral College votes.

In a 45-51 vote, not a single Democratic senator supported his amendment. Since the vote, two of the four senators who missed the vote have voted in favor of it, bringing the tally to 47-51.

Hagerty signaled that he believes the other two senators who missed the vote may also vote “yes” on it. Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski is the only Republican senator to vote against it.

“I think that this proves the motive behind the crime on our border,” Hagerty said during an interview on Fox Business. “They want these illegal migrants in here to create more electoral power for them in their blue states. They’re basically creating sanctuary cities to be a magnet so these people will disproportionately flow to these blue states.”


“They’re shipping them there as rapidly as they can since Joe Biden came into office,” he continued. “The estimates are as high as 10 million people that have come in here. That would be 13 extra congressional districts if you allocated them the right way. This is a tremendous amount of power that the Democrats are bringing in. They’re giving their voters, the blue state voters, disproportionately more power than they are giving my voters in Tennessee.”


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